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DW Fearn VT-12
DW Fearn VT-12
 
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DW Fearn VT-12 Ribbon Microphone Preamplifier

The DW Fearn VT-12 Ribbon Microphone Preamplifier is a Vacuum tube 70dB microphone preamplifier which is designed to accommodate the low output level of ribbon and dynamic microphones. It can also be used with condenser microphones (The VT-1 and VT-2 Vacuum tube microphone Preamplifiers are optimized for condensers).

DW Fearn VT-12 Microphone Preamplifier is very similar to DW Fearn VT-2, but with higher gain (the VT-2 has 53dB of gain). DW Fearn VT-12 Microphone Preamplifier uses the same custom Jensen transformers and the same sonic philosophy as the VT-2. So the trademark sound is there - definitely in the D.W. Fearn family of products.

To make DW Fearn VT-12 Microphone Preamplifier more versatile, DW Fearn included provision for phantom powering condenser microphones (and ribbon mics that require phantom power). But since many engineers were concerned about possible damage to ribbon mics if phantom power was accidently applied, DW Fearn had a rear panel switch that disables all possibility of applying phantom power. The front panel switches are inoperative in this mode, and a dual red/green indicator displays the status (green for disabled phantom power, off when phantom power is available but not turned on, and red when phantom power is turned on).

The DW Fearn VT-12 Ribbon Microphone Preamplifier Features

  • Accommodates the low output level of ribbon and dynamic microphones
  • Can be used with condenser microphones
  • Very similar to DW Fearn VT-2, but with higher gain
  • Uses the custom Jensen transformers
  • Features a rear panel switch that disables all possibility of accidently applying phantom power
  • 5 Year Warranty

The DW Fearn VT-12 Ribbon Microphone Preamplifier Specifications

  • Manufacturer: DW Fearn
  • Product: VT-12 Microphone Preamplifier
  • Frequency Response: +0.25dB 20Hz-20kHz (-3dB at 0.5Hz and 60kHz)
  • THD+Noise: <0.3% 20Hz-20kHz
  • Noise: <-72dBu, unweighted
  • Input Load Impedance: 10k ohm
  • Maximum Input Level for 1% THD at 20Hz: -25dBu (-5dBu with pad)
  • Maximum Gain: 70 dB
  • Input: Transformer balanced
  • Output: Transformer balanced
  • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu into 20k ohm bridging load
  • Dimensions: 19W x 5.25H x 10D (inches) (48 x 13 x 25 cm)
  • Weight: 18 lbs (8.2kg)

The DW Fearn VT-12 Ribbon Microphone Preamplifier Includes

  • VT-12 Ribbon Microphone Preamplifier
  • Manual & Literature
  • IEC Power Cable
  • 5 Year Warranty

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